Weird feeling in my lower back when doing deadlifts

Noob here (been training for around 7 weeks now)
I feel pressure in my lower back when doing deadlifts and, to lesser extent, squats. Is this normal or am I halfway to snap city?
I am still doing rookie weights so it's not too much weight imo. In fact, even when I am lifting an empty barbell I still get that feeling. Not pain, but weird feeling of (too much) pressure on my lower back.
I've been watching dozens of videos on deadlifting form and idk, might be my hamstrings are too weak yet (had an injury so was inactive regarding any acitivity for quite some time) so my back has to compensate for the poor leg work.

Any help? For start, that weird pressure in my lower back cannot be a normal thing right?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    post webm of you deadlifting; most likely a form issue.
    Remember:
    don't lift with your back, use your hips and push upwards
    activate glutes and hamstrings
    brace back and core
    keep chest high

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >don't lift with your back

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have to dl with my back cuz i can't engage my hips much due to my build. They just shoot upwards if I start lower

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Post form.
        Also, initiate the lift with your legs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > I have to lift with bad form because I am a snowflake and I cannot lift with good form

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thank you all for the answers, I will take a video next time I'm doing deadlifts, if for nothing else than to watch it myself afterwards

      good advices, I will try putting them to use at home with my dumbells a bit, before hitting DL in a gym next time. I never really focused on activating core, glutes and hamstrings, my mistake. Although you have to lift at least a bit with your back right? I mean, all those yotube coaches basically agree DL is both a push and a pull exercise

      I'm pretty sure everyone feels that. Also brace your core. I asked a similar question here when I started out and someone mentioned to focus on bracing my core and using it to help lift, which will take the weight off the back. Next time I deadlifted I put my focus on my core and it was significantly better/less hard on my back.

      yeah honestly it never even crossed my mind to focus on core, there is so much other things to worry about when doing DL (straight back, chest up, shoulder back, hips no lower than knees, push hips forward) that I forgot about core...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Bracing your core is how you keep your back straight.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I try keeping my back straight by focusing on keeping my chest high and shoulders back

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't like telling noobs deadlifting light weights to pull with their backs because more often than not they pull like picrel because they don't know how to brace themselves and push with their legs. They pullw with their backs and only their backs which is why they get pain. Why do you think there's a lot of hate for diddlies?
        If you consider the weight light you won't really need to pull with your back. Once the weight starts getting heavier you'll notice more tension on your back. Once you've learned how to properly brace yourself, pulling becomes 2nd nature then you can start engaging your back.
        That's how i learned it at least, but i'm aware that everyone is different and reaches their own conclusion differently. I'll be careful with my wording.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm pretty sure everyone feels that. Also brace your core. I asked a similar question here when I started out and someone mentioned to focus on bracing my core and using it to help lift, which will take the weight off the back. Next time I deadlifted I put my focus on my core and it was significantly better/less hard on my back.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody's gonna help you without seeing your lifting form. But even then nobody's gonna help you because nobody here knows shit about optimal body mechanics during big lifts.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    dont deadlift you dumb moron
    they are only good for getting injured

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t look straight ahead or at yourself in the mirror, look down at a 45 degree angle to keep your spine straight

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like you arent bracing. You gotta expand and tighten you core ,(abs, obliqies and rear lower back), doing so adds rigidity and stability that is necesdary especiallly as the weights get heavy.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    alphadestiny lookin better shaved

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It sounds like you're getting a lowe back pump which is fine and not something you need to worry about

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's no way that baby lifted that. He looks like a dyel

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pull back not straight up
    Pull like you're trying to squeeze yourself under the bar
    Initiate the pull with your glutes and abs as much as you can. Keep your lats and abs tight as possible once the lift starts. If all of that isn't helping you may need to try deficit deadlifts as it will exaggerate proper and improper form.

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